Encouraging Your Child to Use a Nebulizer



A nebulizer can be an effective method for giving your child his/her asthma medicine.  Typically, you’ll only need to use one for five to ten minutes to get a full dose.  All your … [Read more...]


When Allergies Attack [Infographic]



Are you the 1 in 5 people that suffers from allergies? You're not alone. Over half of the U.S. population test positive for at least one allergen. It should come as no surprise when 100% of U.S. … [Read more...]


May 3 is World Asthma Day 2011



From the US Dept of Health and Human Services: May 3 is a day to reflect on the impact of Asthma, a chronic lung disease that affects people of all ages. In the United States, more than 22 million … [Read more...]


NYC: No smoking in parks and beaches



“My world gets smaller everyday”, an old song goes. I can imagine that smokers are feeling this way these days. Especially in New York City. It all started with smoking bans in restaurants and bars in … [Read more...]


Call for Action to Breastfeed



Everybody knows that breastfeeding is the best and benefits both mother and child. Yet, although 75% of mothers initiate breastfeeding, only 13% stick it out up to 6 months. The reason for this are … [Read more...]


Your smoke is hurting your children badly



Cigarette smoking gives out toxic compounds that are all-pervading and long-persisting. And it is now fully clear that it is not only the smoker but also the all the people around them that are … [Read more...]


Potential Health Hazards of the Gulf Oil Spill



The biggest oil spill in history might be over but the consequences remain and will persist for a long, long time. We are all aware of the detrimental effects of the spill on plant and animal life and … [Read more...]


Is your home making you ill: the Sick Building Syndrome



Is something in your home making you sick? Being bothered by the constant “musty” smell? If this is the case, then check your bathrooms and cellars and anywhere else that might be cool and damp. … [Read more...]


Your food allergy increases your risk for an asthma attack



What do kids, men and African-Americans have in common? Well, they are the segments of the American population who are highly susceptible to food allergies. Recent estimates by an NIH-funded … [Read more...]


Pollen and Mold Counts



Spores of molds and pollens of plants are the most common airborne allergens that can cause hay fever, asthma, and other allergic reactions. Depending on where you live and the time of the year and … [Read more...]


Mommy’s diet and baby’s wheezing



One of my sons developed wheezing when he was a couple months old. Wheezing is that high-pitched whistling sound that his nose made when he had a cold. His twin brother did not. He was started on … [Read more...]


Giving asthma medicine to kids: it’s not that easy as you may think



"Mom, I can’t breathe,“ gasped my son when I picked him up from football practice on Wednesday evening. I checked his vitals (my hand on his forehead for body temperature, my fingers on his wrist for … [Read more...]


It’s September: know your autumn allergens



Autumn is almost here. And although we mainly associate hay fever with springtime, autumn or fall is actually the season for hay fever, when grass and grains are cut to be turned into straw and hay. … [Read more...]


How asthma protects (yes!) you from cancer



My family has a history of asthma. One of my sons is suffering from wheezing and eczema. How can I say that these are good things to have, that they are actually blessings in disguise. But that is … [Read more...]


The tiniest are the nastiest: ultrafine particles and asthma



We cannot see, taste or smell ultrafine nanoparticles but their presence play a big role in our health, especially for those who suffer from asthma. This is according to a recent report from … [Read more...]


CT scan as a monitoring tool for asthma



When we talk about computer tomography (CT), we usually think about cancer and detecting tumors. However, this imaging technique which consists of a series of X-rays, can potentially be used to … [Read more...]


What’s the state of the air in your city?



The Americans are concerned about the oil in the Gulf of Mexico. The Europeans are worrying about the volcanic clouds coming from Iceland. But what about what is going on in your immediate … [Read more...]


Help! Fresh Air Needed for Children



A plant needs water, sunlight, and fresh air in order to grow. So does a child. However, children who live in big cities seldom have the space, much less the fresh air they need. The latest … [Read more...]


Chorioamnionitis, preterm birth, and asthma



Is asthma predetermined in the womb? The results of a recent study point to this. Chorioamnionitis is an infection of the uterine cavity caused by bacteria. When chorioamnionitis occurs together with … [Read more...]


Traffic pollution and wheezing



Wheezing in children is becoming more common. One of my sons suffers from wheezing since he was a baby. Although not considered to be serious, it is nevertheless not a nice sound to hear. Butwhat is … [Read more...]


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